Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #8

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #8

November 5, 2010

Driving down Reynolda Road this time of year, I can't help but think of Jasper Francis Cropsey'sMounts Adam and Eve, 1872, because I recently read its new curatorial description that was generated for TMS. An excerpt:


Initially, English critics challenged the authenticity of Cropsey's palette, calling the brilliant autumn foliage gaudy and unrealistic. However, after Cropsey displayed fall leaves from the Hudson River Valley alongside his paintings in order to prove their authenticity, the European critics were swayed.


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